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WHARTON! [Other installments of Sekocom, Inc. games include DISADVENTURE!, DISADDENDUM!, DISMORALIZED!, DISINSOMNIA!, WHARTON!, GRADING!, DISBELIEF! and DISCONVENTION!.] Copyright (c) 1980, 1982, 1983, 2006 Sekocom, Inc. All rights reserved. WHARTON! is a registered trademark of Sekocom, Inc. Revision 23 / Serial number 8940726 West of an Old House, long in the Family You are standing next to an old house. It has large mansard roofs, big chimneys, and to the east is a formal Italianate garden with a circular courtyard, high hedges and an elaborate eighteenth-century-style trellis. > e You are in a formal Italianate garden with a circular courtyard, high hedges and an elaborate eighteenth-century-style trellis. To the north is a pergola filled with statuary. To the south is an old fishpond guarded by solemn-looking stone dogs. > s You stand before an old fishpond guarded by solemn-looking stone dogs. To the east is a retaining wall with a gate which opens into a narrow cabinet garden containing playful rococo statues and shells and stones set in the walls, and a fountain. > e You are in a narrow cabinet garden containing playful rococo statues and shells and stones set in the walls, and a fountain. To the south is a small flight of steps leading up to a lemon garden with its "limonaia" where lemon and orange trees, camellias and other semi-tender shrubs are stored in winter. To the your left are dark ilex woods. To your right, the "boschetti." > eat bruschetta You would be better served eating the holly, although it is mildly toxic and likely to cause vomiting or diarrhea. > eat bruschetta You cannot eat "boschetti." > do anyway You eat a small garden, bloat terribly, feel death pangs, recover, and find yourself in a narrow cabinet garden containing playful rococo statues and shells and stones set in the walls, and a fountain. To the south is a small flight of steps leading up to a lemon garden with its "limonaia" where lemon and orange trees, camellias and other semi-tender shrubs are stored in winter. To the your left are dark ilex woods. To your right, the "boschetti." Happy? > no Like I care. > s You climb a small flight of steps leading up to a lemon garden with its "limonaia" where lemon and orange trees, camellias and other semi-tender shrubs are stored in winter. In the distance you hear people talking and the subtle hum of a classical quartet. To the east is a Colonial verandah. > eat lemon and orange You are still full from eating a small garden. You look at the lemon, then the orange, with evident disgust. > e asshole You are in a verandah. The subtle hum is less subtle and you can almost make out what they say about you in the room to your left. > what they say Go south and I'll let you listen in. > s already You are standing in the hallway leading to a Louis XV bedroom stuffed with Queen Anne furniture....

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